Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/16/2021

I got home early enough tonight to put together a news feed, but I didn’t have time to read everything closely. So here it is.

However, I did notice that there were massive numbers of people demonstrating against the vax mandates and vaccine passports, not just in the USA, but all across the Western world.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Dean, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

USA
» 78 Arrested for Blocking Traffic in Last Day of D.C. Fossil-Fuel Protests
» Anti-Biden ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Song Skyrockets to #1 Spot on iTunes Hip Hop Chart
» Crowd Protests Vaccine Mandates, Gathers in Support of Former KCBD Employees
» Deadly TikTok Trend Sees Teens Consuming Massive Amounts of Caffeine Powder
» ‘Defund the Media!’: Protest Against Vax Mandate Erupts Outside New York Times Building
» Delta Air Lines Ditches ‘Divisive’ Vaccine Mandate for Employees
» DeSantis Threatens to Sue Biden Administration Over Vaccine Mandate
» Former South Philly Judge of Elections Charged in Massive 4-Year Voter Fraud Scheme
» Groups Behind Primary Sinema Super PAC Bankrolled by George Soros
» House Democrats Want to Make Big Tech Liable for “Harm” Caused by Its Algorithms
» Illinois Democrats Reward Never Trump Adam Kinzinger by Redrawing District to End His Career
» Judge Orders Chicago Police Union Chief to Stop Encouraging Officers to Disobey Vaccine Mandate
» Loudoun County Update: Family of Alleged Rape Victim to Sue School District
» Loudoun County School Superintendent Admits ‘Failed’ Effort to Provide a Safe Environment, Left-Wing Board Member Resigns
» Newport News Shipyard Workers Again Hold Rally Protesting Vaccine Mandate
» Poll: Joe Biden’s Job Approval Hits New Low at 36 Percent
» San Diego-Area School District May Ban Critical Race Theory
» Some Parent Groups Proposing Monday ‘Sit-Outs’ At Schools to Protest Against Vaccine Mandates
» Texas Senate Passes Bill Requiring Students to Play on Sports Teams Corresponding With Biological Sex
» Trump Favored to Win 2024 Among Top UK Betting Houses
» Twitter Advises Congress on Antitrust Regulations
» US Commission on Civil Rights Members Blast AG Garland for Memo on Parents Protesting School Boards
» Watch: ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Chant Erupts at Yet Another College Football Game
 
Canada
» Breaking: New Brunswick Pastor Arrested for Not Enforcing COVID Restrictions
» ‘Do Not Comply, Do Not Bow!’: Calgarians Take to the Streets to Protest COVID Mandates
» Extinction Rebellion to Start 14-Day Campaign on Vancouver Streets
» Four Arrested in Vancouver on Day One of Weeks-Long Climate Protests
» Pick-Up Hockey Protest Takes Place Outside Scotiabank Arena
» Why Not Just Comply?
 
Europe and the EU
» COVID Pass Deadline for All Workers in Italy: Fears Protests Will Turn Violent
» David Amess Stabbing Leaves U.K. Lawmakers Reeling From Latest Attack
» France Pays Tribute to Beheaded Teacher Samuel Paty One Year on
» France: Tunisian Enters Nice Basilica Threatening Staff and Shouting in Arabic
» Germany: Berlin Elections to be Reviewed and Possibly Rerun Due to Voting ‘Irregularities’
» Hungary: House Speaker: Ensuring Right to National Identity Vital
» Italy: Milan Transportation Workers Threaten Strike Over Mandatory COVID Pass
» Mandatory Vaccines and Passports Against ‘Free Society’: U.K. Social Democrat Leader
» Protests Over COVID Policy Continue in Switzerland
» UK: Killing of Sir David Amess MP a ‘Terrorist Incident’, Suspect Reportedly of Somali Heritage
 
Australia — Pacific
» Kassam vs. Brad Hazzard is Dismissed
» Police Outsmart Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Melbourne, More Than 50 Arrested
 
Immigration
» 50 Czech Police Officers Arrive to Aid in Protection of Hungary’s Border
» Hungary, Serbia Expand Cooperation Against Illegal Migration
» PM Orban: Western Europe Thinks Their Children ‘Can be Substituted With an African or an Asian One’
» UK: Dozens of Migrants Land on Beach in Kent Escorted by the RNLI as Ruthless People Smugglers Continue to Take Advantage of Calmer Seas Before Winter After 1,568 Crossed in Four Days
» UK: Priti Patel Plans to Impose Visa Penalties on Countries That Don’t Take Back Migrants
 
Culture Wars
» Netflix Fires Trans Employee for Leaking Sensitive Company Information on Dave Chappelle Special
 

78 Arrested for Blocking Traffic in Last Day of D.C. Fossil-Fuel Protests

Police arrested 78 people Friday as Indigenous groups and other environmental activists wrapped up five days of “People vs. Fossil Fuels” demonstrations in Washington, D.C. The arrests came after about 100 people sitting in the street refused to leave when U.S. Capitol Police warned them to disperse or face arrest for obstructing traffic. Three of those arrested also were charged with assault on a police officer, Capitol Police said. During the week, hundreds of protesters called for political leaders to reject fossil fuels to fight climate change and show respect toward Indigenous communities.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Anti-Biden ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Song Skyrockets to #1 Spot on iTunes Hip Hop Chart

A meme-inspired song based on the anti-Biden chant “Let’s Go Brandon!” roared at popular sports events across America is rapidly taking over the internet and is currently sitting at the number one spot on the iTunes hip-hop chart.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Crowd Protests Vaccine Mandates, Gathers in Support of Former KCBD Employees

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) — A crowd of citizens gathered Saturday morning outside the KCBD building on Avenue A. They protested COVID-19 vaccine requirements, including KCBD parent company Gray Television’s requirement, and were gathered in support of former KCBD employees.

Members of a Facebook group, Health Freedom of Lubbock, have been holding events for months, including the protest Saturday morning, voicing opposition to COVID-19 vaccine requirements or mandates. And, more recently, they are showing support for Governor Abbott’s executive order and proposed state legislation banning any public or private entity from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Deadly TikTok Trend Sees Teens Consuming Massive Amounts of Caffeine Powder

A new trend has taken to the social video sharing platform, TikTok, this time with deadly consequences — and the world’s most popular YouTuber is among those sounding the alarm.

Unlike previous trends, which saw TikTok users vandalizing Space Jam 2 toys by beheading LeBron James action figures, or the Milk Crate Challenge, which saw participants standing on stacks of milk crates, the latest trend — the so-called Dry-Scoop Challenge — has participants consuming highly caffeinated scoops of powder.

Instead of following the instructions, TikTokers are filming themselves consume large quantities of pre-workout powder, which contains between 150 to 300mg of caffeine, or up to three times the amount of caffeine contained in a cup of espresso. The “dry-scoopers” can be seen choking on the powder, and many of them have reported heart palpitations after taking the challenge. One participant was even hospitalized for the effort.

Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, condemned the trend as a “terrible idea,” showcasing dozens of videos while mocking the participants for the dangerously stupid activity.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

‘Defund the Media!’: Protest Against Vax Mandate Erupts Outside New York Times Building

Protesters demonstrated Saturday against vaccine mandates in front of the New York Times building in New York City, chanting, “Defund the media!”

A large crowd of protesters could be seen carrying American flags, along with various signs that read “equal rights vaxxed unvaxxed,” “medical freedom NOW,” “Let’s go Brandon” and “F*ck Biden,” video shows.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Delta Air Lines Ditches ‘Divisive’ Vaccine Mandate for Employees

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced Thursday on Fox Business that his company will not enforce a vaccine mandate for the airline’s employees.

It was previously reported back on Aug. 25 that the airlines was slated to impose a surcharge on its unvaccinated employees due to the extra potential health risks for them. During an interview on Fox News show “Claman Countdown,” the Delta Air Lines executive iterated that, without the necessity of a vaccine mandate, the company has already achieved a 90 percent rate of vaccination among its employees, and expected the numbers to top 95 percent within a month’s time.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

DeSantis Threatens to Sue Biden Administration Over Vaccine Mandate

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday threatened to sue the Biden administration over an anticipated coronavirus vaccine mandate.

The governor’s comments came during a press conference in Fort Myers on monoclonal antibody treatments, which the governor has worked to make more accessible in the state to prevent severe COVID-19 infections.

“I think that the mandate is going to lose in court,” DeSantis said during the press conference regarding the federal mandate.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Former South Philly Judge of Elections Charged in Massive 4-Year Voter Fraud Scheme

Since the 2020 presidential election, Democrats have demonized Republicans who raise concerns about election integrity. But a new report Wednesday said a staffer of one Philadelphia politician had been engaging in voter fraud as far back as 2015.

According to Philadelphia magazine, Marie Beren, 67, faces federal charges for participating in a voter fraud scheme from 2015-2019. The outlet said Beren faces four charges related to voter fraud, one of which is conspiracy.

At the time of the charges, Beren was serving as a staffer for Philadelphia City Councilmember Mark Squilla. However, she has previously served in plenty of other political roles in the city.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Groups Behind Primary Sinema Super PAC Bankrolled by George Soros

A recently launched super PAC working to lay the groundwork for a primary challenge against moderate Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona in 2024 has strong financial ties to left-wing Hungarian billionaire George Soros.

Primary Sinema PAC, which launched late last month to much fanfare, is the project of two groups bankrolled by Mr. Soros. The organizations — Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) and Way to Win — have received more than $2 million from Mr. Soros in recent years.

Ms. Sinema became a target for a primary challenge from the left after she refused to go along with President Biden’s $3.5 trillion social welfare and climate change bill, objecting to the high price tag.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

House Democrats Want to Make Big Tech Liable for “Harm” Caused by Its Algorithms

A number of House Democrats have introduced a bill, the Justice Against Malicious Algorithms Act, whose goal is to change Communications Decency Act’s Section 230 and remove protections it grants to internet service providers if they recommend content that is deemed to lead to “severe emotional injury to any person.”

According to the draft, the goal is to amend Section 230 in order to limit the liability protection when internet services make personalized recommendations (i.e., tweak their recommendation algorithms) of user generated (third party) content.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Illinois Democrats Reward Never Trump Adam Kinzinger by Redrawing District to End His Career

Democrats in the Illinois state legislature released their proposed new congressional district maps, which place Republican Adam Kinzinger in a Democratic district and force him to run in 2022 against an incumbent who is likely to defeat him.

Kinzinger, a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump who is also an enthusiastic member of the January 6 commission, might have expected Democrats to reward his service to their cause by preserving his far suburban Chicago district, the 16th.

Instead, the Democrats who are in charge of redrawing the map have divided the 16th district, putting Kinzinger in a new version of the 3rd district, which has been Democratic for decades and is currently represented by Rep. Marie Newman.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Judge Orders Chicago Police Union Chief to Stop Encouraging Officers to Disobey Vaccine Mandate

A temporary restraining order was issued by a Chicago judge against John Catanzara, the head of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police, barring him from discouraging his members from disclosing their vaccination status.

This order comes hours before a deadline for all public employees in the city of Chicago to disclose their vaccine status to officials. Unvaccinated employees will be required to undergo testing for the COVID-19 twice per week going forward.

According to Axios, the order against Catanzara, a vocal critic of the vaccine mandate, will be in effect through Oct. 25, when a formal hearing into the matter has been scheduled. Employees who refuse testing will be placed indefinitely on unpaid leave until they either get vaccinated or agree to the testing.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Loudoun County Update: Family of Alleged Rape Victim to Sue School District

The family of a girl who was allegedly raped in her school bathroom is pursuing civil action against Loudoun County Public Schools under the provisions of Title IX after the release of The Daily Wire’s blockbuster report, alleging that Loudoun County Public Schools covered up the sexual assault.

As The Daily Wire exclusively reported, the victim’s father, Scott Smith, said that a boy allegedly wearing a skirt went into a girls’ bathroom at a local high school where he sexually assaulted Smith’s ninth-grade daughter.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Loudoun County School Superintendent Admits ‘Failed’ Effort to Provide a Safe Environment, Left-Wing Board Member Resigns

Scott Ziegler, the superintendent of Virginia’s embattled Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), said that the school district has “failed” to provide a safe environment for its students. The superintendent’s comments were in response to local parents outraged over how reports of two sexual assaults were handled inside schools. Following the superintendent’s statement, board member Beth Barts, who previously targeted parents who are against Critical Race Theory in schools, resigned from her position.

“First, let me say to the families and students involved — my heart aches for you and I am sorry that we failed to provide the safe, welcoming, and affirming environment that we aspire to provide,” Ziegler said during a press conference on Friday, according to a report by ABC 7 News.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Newport News Shipyard Workers Again Hold Rally Protesting Vaccine Mandate

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Employees rallied outside Newport News Shipbuilding to protest the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Friday.

All workers must get their first shots by Oct. 27 or Nov. 3, depending on whether they get Moderna or Pfizer. Those getting the J&J vaccine will need to do it by Nov. 24.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Poll: Joe Biden’s Job Approval Hits New Low at 36 Percent

President Joe Biden’s job approval continues to crash with a new low of 36.4 percent during the first nine months of his presidency, according to a Zogby poll, after facing a botched Afghanistan withdrawal, and more recently, a supply chain crisis.

Additionally, 61.3 percent of the respondents gave Biden a negative rating when asked about the president’s job performance, and 2.3 percent were unsure of how they felt.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

San Diego-Area School District May Ban Critical Race Theory

A San Diego-area school district may ban the teaching of critical race theory this week, according to a report.

The San Dieguito Union High School District in North County San Diego would be the first in the county to ban the controversial teaching practice, the Times of San Diego reported.

The school board will consider proposed language that says “Instruction shall not teach or include Critical Race Theory as part of the curriculum, instruction or educational materials” during its virtual meeting Thursday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Some Parent Groups Proposing Monday ‘Sit-Outs’ At Schools to Protest Against Vaccine Mandates

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Grassroots organizers and parent groups have been circulating flyers calling for parents in the Los Angeles Unified School District, as well as other districts, to keep their children home from school Monday as a way to protest vaccine mandates.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Texas Senate Passes Bill Requiring Students to Play on Sports Teams Corresponding With Biological Sex

The Texas Senate passed legislation Friday that requires students to compete on school sports teams that correspond with the biological sex listed on their birth certificate.

House Bill 25, which passed the Texas House of Representatives by a vote of 76-54 on Thursday, was introduced by Republican state Rep. Valoree Swanson and heads next to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.

The only modified birth certificate allowed is that which has been amended “to correct a clerical error,” according to the bill.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Favored to Win 2024 Among Top UK Betting Houses

Former President Donald Trump is favored to win the 2024 US election, according to UK-based betting exchange Ladbrokes sportsbook, as well as London-based Smarkets.

As the Las Vegas Review-Journal notes, Trump surpassed Joe Biden last week — with Smarkets giving the former US president a 20% chance (4-1 odds) of winning in 2024 vs. Biden’s odds of winning at 19% and VP Kamala Harris’ odds at 13%.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter Advises Congress on Antitrust Regulations

Twitter is showing itself as a proponent of government-regulated tech, but it has its own slant and this policy is laid out in a paper that lists a number of suggestions to US Congress.

Echoing a proposal made earlier by Google-owned Jigsaw to come up with new standards for the internet as a way to supposedly guarantee that it stays “open, private, and protecting human rights,” Twitter, too, suggests that the internet should be built “on open standards.”

Some interpret this as a way the company would like to protect itself from being at times blocked by various governments — since the “standards” argument has to do with guaranteeing access to sites.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

US Commission on Civil Rights Members Blast AG Garland for Memo on Parents Protesting School Boards

Four out of the eight members of the U.S Commission on Civil Rights have penned a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, chastising him for his recent memo regarding parents who protest school boards.

“We write to express our concerns regarding a recent memorandum issued by your office,” the four members wrote in the letter, questioning Garland’s motive for issuing the memo which instructed the FBI to take the lead on a task force to address threats against school officials, including creating a centralized way to report such threats.

The members who signed onto the letter include Commissioners Peter Kirsanow, J. Christian Adams, Gail Heriot, and Stephen Gilchrist.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Watch: ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Chant Erupts at Yet Another College Football Game

Spectators of the Liberty college football game on Saturday against Middle Tennessee erupted with yet another impromptu “Let’s Go Brandon” chant.

Liberty’s Flames would go on to trounce Middle Tennessee, beating them with a final score of 41 to 13. Liberty classifies itself as a Christian educational institution, and as such, it’s not surprising that the student fans opted for the version of the chant with the cleaner language to get their point across at the match-up.

The “Let’s Go Brandon” chant has come into use as a euphemism recently for “F*ck Joe Biden,” after a reporter at an Oct. 2 NASCAR event pretended that fans were chanting the former when they were actually chanting the latter.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: New Brunswick Pastor Arrested for Not Enforcing COVID Restrictions

Pastor Phil Hutchings of His Tabernacle Family Church in Saint John, New Brunswick was arrested today following his refusal to enforce COVID restrictions upon his congregation.

Places of worship in the Atlantic province are required to enforce contact tracing, masking, social distancing, along with a restriction on capacity limits and a prohibition on singing.

Pastor Phil will be held in provincial custody until his next hearing, scheduled for October 22.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

‘Do Not Comply, Do Not Bow!’: Calgarians Take to the Streets to Protest COVID Mandates

Calgarians once again took to the streets on Saturday, in another show of solidarity against vaccine segregation at the United for Freedom rally.

Roughly 1,000 people gathered in Century Gardens to hear a series of speakers which included: students who have been robbed of their educations; people who have been terminated from their jobs for failing to provide proof of vaccination; mayoral candidates; and, perhaps most notably, Pastor Artur Pawlowski.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Extinction Rebellion to Start 14-Day Campaign on Vancouver Streets

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Hoping to press its demand for more action on climate change, an environmental activist group is launching a series of daily disruptions in Vancouver.

Extinction Rebellion protests have been a mainstay on the weekends in Vancouver for quite some time, but this time, the group plans to launch a 14-day campaign this Saturday with a “die-in” at Burrard Street and West Georgia Street.

Brent Eichler, from Extinction Rebellion, says the series of disruptions are designed to pressure governments to take stronger action on climate change.

“Today we’re going to be gathering in the streets, and we’re going to be performing non-violent civil disobedience, and risking arrest. And our demand is for, especially the federal government, but all levels of government and their subsidization of fossil fuels,” Eichler said.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Four Arrested in Vancouver on Day One of Weeks-Long Climate Protests

Arrests have been made following a protest in downtown Vancouver to demand climate action.

On Saturday, October 16, Vancouver Police confirmed that four protesters were arrested following a “die-in” at the intersection of Burrard and Georgia in Vancouver.

Extinction Rebellion Vancouver announced earlier in October, 2021 that it would participate in two weeks of mass civil disobedience in the city.

“Two weeks of constant disruption aims to put the climate and ecological emergency in the national media spotlight and push the provincial and federal governments to end all fossil fuel subsidies,” said a release from Extinction Rebellion Vancouver. “Arrests are expected throughout the two weeks,” they said.

Constable Tania Visintin with the VPD said in a statement that a “group of 50 people marched to the intersection of Georgia and Burrard streets Saturday afternoon.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Pick-Up Hockey Protest Takes Place Outside Scotiabank Arena

It was dubbed “Shinny Night in Canada” as dozens of children and their parents descended upon Bremner Boulevard in downtown Toronto to play some good ol’ fashioned street hockey.

While the kids had a jolly good time, their parents and hundreds of like-minded individuals converged on Bremner to protest the ever-intrusive rules being foisted upon Ontarians in the name of “curbing the pandemic.”

Indeed, H is for hockey and H is for hypocrisy — and there was plenty of that on display Wednesday evening.

For starters, at nearby Scotiabank Arena, almost 20,000 hockey fans were in attendance, sitting cheek-to-jowl as they watched the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Montreal Canadiens.

While all spectators had to be fully vaccinated and don masks in order to gain entry to the Bay Street Cashbox, amazingly, the same rules did not apply to the players on the ice… you know, the mask-less ones who are involved in a contact sport?

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Why Not Just Comply?

Nurses protest against hospital vaccine mandate

I attended a protest that took place outside the Cambridge Memorial Hospital this past Thursday evening. A large group of nurses and other hospital staff gathered opposite the hospital, alongside family members and supporters, to protest the vaccine mandate being imposed by the hospital as ordered by the Ontario government.

Most hospital employees with whom I spoke said that they have now been placed on an unpaid leave for refusing to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. If they continue with their refusal to provide proof of vaccination, their employment with the hospital will be terminated.

This defiance on the part of frontline healthcare professionals— and their willingness to sacrifice their careers over this— prompted some crucial questions.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

COVID Pass Deadline for All Workers in Italy: Fears Protests Will Turn Violent

As some Italians promise to blockade the country after the vaccine pass deadline for all workers, some fear that protests could turn violent.

Since October 15th, the coronavirus vaccine passport known as the Green Pass is required in all places of work in both the public and private sectors, with workers having to either be fully vaccinated, have a negative Covid test no older than 48 hours, or prove natural immunity.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

David Amess Stabbing Leaves U.K. Lawmakers Reeling From Latest Attack

Britain was reeling Saturday from the killing of a veteran lawmaker in a public stabbing that sparked a terrorism investigation and renewed calls to address politicians’ safety.

The attack on David Amess while he met with the public in a small town just outside London left the country’s political establishment shaken once again, five years after the killing of another lawmaker.

Police declared Friday’s incident at a church in Leigh-on-Sea an act of terrorism and said that the early investigation had revealed a potential motive linked to Islamist extremism. But as the probe continued and tributes poured in for the longtime member of parliament, the spotlight was also shifting to politicians’ safety…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

France Pays Tribute to Beheaded Teacher Samuel Paty One Year on

France paid tribute on Saturday to slain history teacher Samuel Paty on the one year anniversary of his death.

Prime Minister Jean Castex said Paty was a “servant of the Republic” at a Saturday tribute to the teacher at the Ministry of Education in Paris.

The 47-year-old history and geography teacher was beheaded last year by an 18-year-old Chechen refugee who said the attack was revenge because the teacher had shown his class cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Paty taught at a school in the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

France: Tunisian Enters Nice Basilica Threatening Staff and Shouting in Arabic

Nearly a year after the deadly terror attack that saw three people murdered by a Tunisian national, another Tunisian entered the Nice Basilica and threatened staff while yelling in Arabic.

The incident took place on Monday at around 6 p.m. and saw a 26-year-old illegal migrant from Tunisia enter the Nice Basilica and start screaming in Arabic before spitting on the floor and then leaving.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Germany: Berlin Elections to be Reviewed and Possibly Rerun Due to Voting ‘Irregularities’

Berlin’s Constitutional Court announced that it will be reviewing last month’s election results amid widespread reports of “irregularities”.

On September 26th, the German capital held elections at the federal, state, and local council levels.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Hungary: House Speaker: Ensuring Right to National Identity Vital

Ensuring the right to national identity is vital for every European nation and state, Speaker of Parliament Laszló Kövér said in Budapest on Friday.

In a speech opening the plenary session of the Forum of Hungarian Lawmakers from the Carpathian Basin (KMKF), Kövér said private powers such as multinational companies presented a new challenge to the power of nation states.

At stake in the fight between states and multinationals is control over countries’ financial, economic, natural and human resources, he added.

Kövér said private powers were looking to weaken and even eliminate national identity in order to establish a new global world order.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Milan Transportation Workers Threaten Strike Over Mandatory COVID Pass

Some workers of the Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM), Milan’s public transportation company, are threatening to strike as the mandatory coronavirus pass comes into force in Italian workplaces.

The threats of strikes were revealed this week when a lawyer claimed that ATM workers were discussing the idea in online chats, threatening to block public transportation across the Italian city.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Mandatory Vaccines and Passports Against ‘Free Society’: U.K. Social Democrat Leader

I caught up with William Clouston, the leader of the United Kingdom’s Social Democratic Party, at the Battle of Ideas festival to discuss his opinion on vaccine passport and mandatory vaccine legislation.

Clouston has recently signed the Together declaration, a “nationwide alliance of campaign groups, business leaders, professionals, and citizens of the U.K.,” that are opposed to what they say is “the unnecessary authoritarian government response to COVID-19.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Protests Over COVID Policy Continue in Switzerland

Several Swiss cities witnessed demonstrations against the government’s Covid-19 policy on Saturday, notably the recent imposition of a Covid certificate requirement to enter indoor areas like restaurants.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Killing of Sir David Amess MP a ‘Terrorist Incident’, Suspect Reportedly of Somali Heritage

The Metropolitan Police force’s Counter-Terrorism Command has declared the stabbing murder of Sir David Amess MP a “terrorist incident”, with “a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism” currently suspected.

The suspect in the killing of Sir David, a committed Christian, father-of-five, and animal welfare champion who had served in the House of Commons for close to 40 years, has been variously described by British news outlets including the BBC, Sky News, and The Times as a 25-year-old British national of “Somali heritage”, “Somali origin”, or “Somali descent”.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Kassam vs. Brad Hazzard is Dismissed

Kassam; Henry v Hazzard has been dismissed on all challenges, with the court ruling in favour of the NSW Chief Health Officer.

Those working in areas and industries issued with mandatory vaccination orders will now have to comply with vaccine directions or lose their employment.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Police Outsmart Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Melbourne, More Than 50 Arrested

More than 50 anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown protesters have been arrested after a day of turbulent demonstrations in Melbourne.

Riot police converged across inner Melbourne on Saturday after groups of protesters attempted to storm multiple locations.

Protesters were outnumbered and outsmarted by police, attempting to change their locations through encrypted messaging — bids that were thwarted several times.

[Comment: The protests groups were probably infiltrated. Gates of Vienna has warned about the infiltration of patriot groups by government agents.]

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

50 Czech Police Officers Arrive to Aid in Protection of Hungary’s Border

Fifty Czech police officers arrived in Budapest on Friday to help protect the European Union’s Schengen borders in southern Hungary.

Zoltan Janos Kuczik, the deputy of the national police chief, noted the increasing migration pressure as a “serious security threat for Europe” in his address at the reception ceremony. Protecting the southern borders serves security in the whole of Europe, he said, adding that international cooperation was crucial for efforts against illegal migration.

Kuczik noted that the number of attempts at illegal entry had been 17,000 in 2019, 46,000 last year, and 90,000 in the first nine months of 2021. He also added that 915 legal proceedings had been launched against human smugglers this year, nearly three times as many as in the same period of 2020.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Hungary, Serbia Expand Cooperation Against Illegal Migration

Hungary and Serbia have expanded their cooperation against illegal migration by setting up joint patrols on the Serbia-North Macedonia and the Hungary-Serbia borders, Interior Minister Sandor Pintér said.

Speaking at a press conference he held jointly with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vulin at Röszke at the border, Pintér said Hungary and Serbia shared the same views on the need to stem illegal migration.

Hungary and Serbia aim to persuade other European Union members to take part in these joint operations the way the Czech Republic and Austria have, Pintér said.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

PM Orban: Western Europe Thinks Their Children ‘Can be Substituted With an African or an Asian One’

Hungary must defend the achievements of its public utility cost reduction scheme, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.

In a regular interview with public broadcaster Kossuth Radio, the prime minister said Brussels wanted to raise electricity and fuel prices on the grounds of fighting climate change.

Brussels wants to introduce “a complex system” to tax families with cars and homes but the Visegrad Group countries are resisting such a step and will not approve at next week’s European Union summit any decision that would raise electricity and gas prices, he said.

Orban said that though it was important to fight climate change, its costs should be borne by the world’s top emitting companies rather than households.

[Comment: Migration is discussed at the end of the article.]

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UK: Dozens of Migrants Land on Beach in Kent Escorted by the RNLI as Ruthless People Smugglers Continue to Take Advantage of Calmer Seas Before Winter After 1,568 Crossed in Four Days

Dozens of migrants have landed in Kent today after crossing the Channel in dinghies and were immediately detained by officers.

Three dinghies made their way to British shores, two of which were escorted by the RNLI and border patrol to Dungeness and the third was returned to Dover.

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UK: Priti Patel Plans to Impose Visa Penalties on Countries That Don’t Take Back Migrants

Home Secretary Priti Patel is planning to inflict visa penalties on countries that fail to take back foreign criminals and failed asylum seekers, in a bid to increase her woefully small number of deportations.

In a series of amendments set to be added to the Nationalities and Borders Bill, which is currently being debated by Parliament, the Home Secretary will reportedly introduce powers for the government to introduce restrictions on countries that refuse to take their people back.

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Netflix Fires Trans Employee for Leaking Sensitive Company Information on Dave Chappelle Special

Netflix has fired the leader of the transgender group that planned to perform a company-wide walkout on Oct. 20 to protest Dave Chappelle. The walkout itself was not the reason for the employee’s dismissal. Instead, Netflix fired the employee for leaking confidential metrics of the comedian’s latest special to the press — details of which appeared in Bloomberg. Earlier this week, Rebel News reported that transgender employees planned to protest Netflix’s refusal to deplatform comedian Dave Chappelle following outrage over his latest comedy special, “The Closer.” On Oct. 20, the group planned to perform a walkout from the streaming service, which they detailed to tech outlet The Verge.

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/16/2021

  1. But what interesting things I managed to dig up on the net.

    The other day I posted on my blog information about those killed by Robin Jihood in Norway.
    https://www.document.no/2021/10/16/de-ble-drept-pa-kongsberg/
    (Thank you god of information, now thanks to google translate I can read articles in Norwegian without knowing this language)

    One of my readers exclaimed: this is Andréa Meyer (Andrea Haugen, aka Nebelhexë), a famous folk singer!

    Here is an article in Russian

    Northern Witch Andrea Haugen.

    The current trend of returning to the roots and reviving the traditions of distant ancestors finds many adepts around the world. In my opinion, this tendency is only welcome, since without knowledge of the past, it is impossible to move into the future. Currently, there is no shortage of creative teams, the concept of which is based on the study of ancient rituals, ancient rituals and bringing this knowledge to a wide range of listeners or viewers. But, as usually happens in such cases, there are not so many really interesting and talented artists, whose work can be called unique in its own way. One such figure on the modern scene is Andrea Haugen, who will be discussed in this article …
    https://zen.yandex.ru/media/id/5ca60c413f197100b3e9d853/severnaia-vedma-andrea-haugen-5e14189c2beb4900b11eeefc

  2. Following up on my earlier comment.

    Andrea ‘Nebel’ Meyer is killed in Kongsberg by a Norwegian archer

    http://www.hitkiller.com/v-kongsberge-norvezhskim-luchnikom-ubita-andrea-nebel-meyer.html
    (I think there are similar articles in English somewhere)

    How is it written in the Koran? Kill polytheists wherever you meet them …
    (sorry, I’m too lazy to look for an exact translation in English, so I’ll post a google translation from Russian)

    • By their fruits thou shalt know them: And from an article in the Czech Newspaper, I found out that her “style” was “Darkwave” and “Neofolk”, and that she worked with bands “Cradle of Filth” and “Satyricon”. She made an Album named “Gaslights” and another one called “Penetrate”.

      • I listened and I liked individual compositions, although I do not like ethnic music.
        Oddly enough, there is a lot of grief among young people in Russian social networks for this “Valkyrie”, especially in the context of the mention of the “Muslim savage”.

        • Witches do make nice music, because they like to hypnotize audience – that’s my personal opinion.

          I wrote what I wrote, because there was a moment in my life when I realized, that they tend to dive into “filth and disgustingness” – kind of like the “Stockholm Syndrom” but in music: They beat you down, then they give you a cookie, then they beat you down again.

          That moment happened when I worked with a Scottish colleague of mine, and he gave me his CD collection to play in a car on our long travels across Norway. I opened that CD collection, and among 120 CD’s, there was not a single CD with a “nice name”. The names of the bands, and the names of the Albums, were: “Poison”, “Filth”, “Death”, etc. I kid you not, every one of his CD’s was named something like that, and the music was terrible deppressing horror music…

          The guy suffered from bad nightmares, and he had to smoke joints or he could not sleep, because of those nightmares.

          That is when I realized, how much filth is pushed down on “us young people” through music, and when I see an album named “Cradle of Filth”, I immediately see it as satanic, depression provoking filth.

          But I have never listened to this Valkyrie, my judgement could be wrong. I am against Islam, but I will not join the withches “against our common enemy”.

          • Well, this is not an indicator. For the most part, I am in such a state of mind that I can only listen to “Lacrimosa”. (Q: How do you deal with depression? Answer: I enjoy it)
            I don’t like ethnics, although now it is very popular. Everyone is jumping in honor of their ancestors, in honor of these illiterate people with sticks and spears, as if they can tell us something important.
            I love the craftsmanship. That is why I love Baroque music.

  3. Today these are the news from my country.

    The “Great Restart” and the diet: “We will eat ethical food” .
    They now openly say their plans.

    A huge revolution is expected to take place in the coming years and in the way we eat, as global organizations now speak openly about the “Great Restart” in nutrition as well.

    The foods we choose and the way we consume affect not only our health, but also the health of the planet, points out the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the occasion of World Nutrition Day. The United Nations estimates that activities related to the production, processing, distribution and consumption of food are responsible for one third of carbon dioxide emissions.

    “We are now talking about food integrity, the so-called product integrity,” explains food scientist and biologist Nikos Gontelis to APE-MPE. That is, a product must be “ethical”, not harm the environment. As China and India’s meat markets expand, carbon dioxide production is rising. “There are studies that say that if we turn our diet to less energy-intensive models, that is, we do not eat beef, we do not eat pork, we do not eat intensive crops that are cereals, we will save the planet in this way .”

    According to a UN report released in September, carbon dioxide emissions could be reduced by up to eight gigatons a year by conserving natural habitats, reducing food waste and switching to a plant-based diet. Already, the range of products made from vegetable proteins, such as cheese substitutes, has grown on refrigerators and supermarket shelves. At the same time, in countries such as the United States, Israel and Japan, studies and experiments for the production of meat from stem cells have begun for several years.

    “It simply came to our notice then. They have arrived and are being produced. There are companies that have invested in everything to do with this new trend to reduce the energy footprint and carbon footprint of our food. That is, instead of breeding cows and calves, the development of steak substitutes from cell masses is examined. These products take shape with the help of 3D printing. Everything shows that the cost of eating will not go down, it will go up. So, substitutes for today’s diet should be developed which will be cheap for the people “, describes N. Gdontelis.

    Billionaires such as Richard Branson and Bill Gates have been investing in the development of this technology since 2018, according to the American network CNBC.

    But for experts, the transition to less energy-intensive foods must be accompanied by coordinated actions to reduce waste. In Greece from January 1, 2022, according to the recently passed law 4819/2021 (Government Gazette 129 / A / 23-7-2021), hotels over one hundred beds, catering services with an annual turnover of over three hundred thousand euros and Catering companies with an annual turnover of more than five hundred thousand euros, are obliged to implement procedures to avoid the generation of food waste. As well as to register on an annual basis the produced food waste. Also, as provided by law, food surpluses will be available in the form of donations, through a special electronic platform.

    According to UN figures, food waste worldwide is estimated at 1 trillion. dollars while at least 690 million people worldwide do not have access to food. The Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that due to food insecurity, rising cost of animal protein, environmental pressures and population growth, more people worldwide will turn to insects.

    Indicative is the decision of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (scoPAFF), which gave the “green light” for the commercialization of the yellow worm in the European Union market. Dried yellow worms are the first edible insect to receive a favorable opinion and the decision is considered a milestone.

    • Communism was supposed to be “scientific”, and by the virtue of “science” the communist system was to win the race against outdated “capitalism”, because capitalism produces a lot of products that are never consumed and therefore wasted.

      Funny how the communists managed to get rid of unnecessary waste, and beat that hedonistic, wasteful capitalism to the ground!

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